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Le Gallerie di Piazza Scala, Milano

Gallerie di Piazza Scala Milano
Canova - La giustizia, 1792
Situato nel cuore di Milano, il complesso espositivo Gallerie di Piazza Scala propone un viaggio affascinante nell'arte del XIX e XX secolo. Il polo museale si snoda attraverso quattro edifici storici della città. Negli storici Palazzo Anguissola e Palazzo Brentani sono esposti 197 dipinti e sculture che partono da bassorilievi neoclassici di Antonio Canova, per toccare quindi le altre correnti che hanno caratterizzato le arti figurative italiane ottocentesche:
- Il Romanticismo, con Francesco Hayez. Gerolamo Induno e Sebastiano De Albertis, Giuseppe Molteni, Giovanni Migliara, Luigi Bisi, Giuseppe Canella, Angelo Inganni;
- Il Naturalismo con Mosé Bianchi e Lorenzo Gignous;
- Il Divisionismo con Giovanni Segantini, Filippo Carcano, Giovanni Sottocornola, Angelo Morbelli;
- Il Simbolismo con Luigi Rossi, Emilio Gola, Lorenzo Bazzaro, Gaetano Previati, Giulio Aristide Sartorio.
Si aggiungono opere di Telemaco Signorini, Lorenzo Delleani, Federico Zandomeneghi, Vincenzo Irolli, Antonio Mancini.
Entro la fine del 2012, il Palazzo Canonica e Palazzo Beltrami ospiteranno invece la sezione dedicata al Novecento, un percorso da Kandinsky ad Andy Warhol.
Gallerie di Piazza Scala

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Xi Pan / 潘曦, 1971 | Figurative painter

Chinese painter Xi Pan, born in Wenhou and began her fine art studies in 1989 at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou China. One year later she transferred to the Moscow Academy of Fine Arts where she earned a Master's Degree in fine Art.
Since then she has lives in Europe and the United States working as a professional artist.
She is currently living in Hangzhou, China.

Xi Pan Chinese Fine Art

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Florian Nicolle ~ Graphic designer and illustrator

Florian Nicolle graphic designer and illustrator
Florian Nicolle is graphic designer and illustrator freelancer. I already have a degree in Graphic Design, there was a section devoted to the illustration that i have worked a lot, which finally took a big place in my work. I try to create an image that retains its freshness of the first paint stroke, the expressions of the line have to be very free and spontaneous. While keeping a rigorous drawing. So i use fast techniques, like a bic, large brush, watercolor and chines ink.
I draw a picture as if I wrote a text, with the same tool, the same freedom, erasures, lines, scribbles.

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Max Ernst ~ Dada Surrealist painter

Max Ernst, in full Maximilian Maria Ernst (born April 2, 1891, Brühl, Germany - died April 1, 1976, Paris, France), German painter and sculptor who was one of the leading advocates of irrationality in art and an originator of the Automatism movement of Surrealism. He became a naturalized citizen of both the United States, 1948 and France, 1958.
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Pol Tergejst ~ Flame-shape digital painter

Pol Tergejst Fire Art
Pol Tergejst is an artist from Ekaterinburk, in Russia, who decided to play with fire, literally. He uses flame shapes to create some kind of flame-shape paintings, he composes different images of them. All this involves a lot of photographing.
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Tintoretto ~ Venetian Mannerist painter

Tintoretto - Jacopo Robusti

Tintoretto was an artist of immense output and dramatic style who emerged from the Venetian School of painting. He was one of the best known Venetian painters next to Titian (1485 - 1576), having very briefly trained under the master. Tintoretto had high ambitions, and adorned an inscription in his studio that said, "Michelangelo’s design and Titian’s Color". In this he sought to produce the brilliant compositional methods of Michelangelo, while using the bold coloring of Titian; a goal of the highest order for Renaissance painting. He is often said to herald a Baroque style of painting.

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Pietro Perugino | Early Renaissance painter

Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci -il Perugino (1450-1523), Italian painter, was the greatest painter of the Umbrian school, active mainly in Perugia. He studied under Fiorenzo di Lorenzo, assisted Piero della Francesca at Arezzo, and in the early 1470s was a fellow pupil of Leonardo da Vinci and Lorenzo di Credi in Verrocchio's studio in Florence. In 1479 Perugino was summoned to Rome by Pope Sixtus IV to help decorate the Sistine Chapel. He is recorded in the 1481 contract for the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel along with Sandro Botticelli.

Perugino Umbrian school

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Alfio Presotto 1940 ~ Surrealist painter

Alfio Presotto surrealist
Alfio Presotto e’ nato in provincia di Venezia. Frequenta i corsi dell’Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze nel 1957-58 e nel 1960 aderisce al gruppo del Realismo a Milano. Tra le mostre personali e collettive ricordiamo nel 1969 l’esposizione U.S.A.L.B.A. a Milano, la mostra al Salotto Rossini di Pesaro nel 1970 e la partecipazione al Salon Art Libre di Parigi nel 1974. Nel 1975 espone all’Art Gallery di S.Francisco e dal 1989-1992 a Bergamo. Nel 2001-2002 è presente all’Expoart di Montichiari e a Contemporanea Arte Forlì. Nel 2000-2002 espone alla Galleria D’Ambrosio di Brescia, nel 2002 partecipa alla mostra “Il corpo e lo sguardo“ al Palazzo Ducale di Revere, Mantova. Nel 2003 partecipa alla XII°edizione di Vicenza Arte e orlì Arte; nel 2004 è presente alla XII° Mostra Arsmedia di Bergamo. Nel 2006 partecipa a Vicenza Arte. Nel 2007 è presenta alla Mostra “Per…Bacco“ Palazzo Antinori a Firenze. Vive e Lavora a Tirano. La sua opera pittorica è segnalata nel volume “I giudizi di Sgarbi“ edito nel 2005 dall’Editoriale G. Mondadori.
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Metal sculpture

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The Awakening, 1980

Seward Johnson Jr - Awakening - Roma
The Awakening, is a 21 m statue of a giant embedded in the earth, struggling to free himself, located at National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland, USA, just outside the District of Columbia. The statue consists of five separate aluminum pieces buried in the ground, giving the impression of a distressed giant attempting to free himself from the ground. The left hand and right foot barely protrude, while the bent left leg and knee jut into the air. The 5.2 m high right arm and hand reach farther out of the ground. The bearded face, with the mouth in mid-scream, struggles to emerge from the earth.
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Man Ray | Dadaist /Surrealist Photographer /Painter

Emmanuel Rudnitzky 1890-1976

Man Ray, original name Emmanuel Radnitzky (born August 27, 1890, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. - died November 18, 1976, Paris, France) photographer, painter, and filmmaker who was the only American to play a major role in both the Dada and Surrealist movements.
The son of Jewish immigrants -his father was a tailor and his mother a seamstress- Radnitzky grew up in New York City, where he studied architecture, engineering, and art, and became a painter. As early as 1911, he took up the pseudonym of Man Ray. As a young man, he was a regular visitor to Alfred Stieglitz’s "291" gallery, where he was exposed to current art trends and earned an early appreciation for photography.

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Marcel Duchamp | Dadaist / Surrealist Conceptual painter

Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was a French artist** whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist, Cubist, Fauvist and Surrealist movements. Considered by some to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Duchamp's output influenced the development of post-World War I Western art.
He advised modern art collectors, such as Peggy Guggenheim and other prominent figures, thereby helping to shape the tastes of Western art during this period.

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Pablo Picasso ~ The Portraits

The total number of artworks he produced has been estimated at 50.000, comprising 1.885 paintings, 1.228 sculptures, 2.880 ceramics, roughly 12.000 drawings, many thousands of prints, and numerous tapestries and rugs. At the time of his death many of his paintings were in his possession, as he had kept off the art market what he did not need to sell. 
Pablo Picasso-The Cubist Portraits
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Giorgione | High Renaissance painter

Giorgione, also called Giorgio da Castelfranco (born c. 1477/78, Castelfranco Veneto, Republic of Venice [Italy]-died before November 7, 1510, Venice), extremely influential Italian painter who was one of the initiators of a High Renaissance style in Venetian art. His qualities of mood and mystery were epitomized in The Tempest (c. 1505), an evocative pastoral scene, which was among the first of its genre in Venetian painting.

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Pam Hawkes | Portrait painter

Full-time painter Pam Hawkes was born in Birmingham, England, and still lives in the Midlands. She received her bachelor’s degree in fine art from Coventry University/Solihull College and her master’s in fine art from the University of Central England.

From 1998-2011, Hawkes was Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art at Solihull College and University of Wolverhampton.

Since 2001, Hawkes has exhibited her work in several dozen group and solo shows. Her paintings were included in the 2011 British Art Fair in London and at Catto Gallery and Flying Colours Gallery in 2012. Hawkes was given a solo exhibition in September 2013 at Celia Lendis Gallery, Moreton in the Marsh, England.

Pam Hawkes | British portrait painter

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El Greco | Mannerist painter

El Greco, byname of Doménikos Theotokópoulos (born 1541, Candia [Iráklion], Crete-died April 7, 1614, Toledo, Spain), master of Spanish painting, whose highly individual dramatic and expressionistic style met with the puzzlement of his contemporaries but gained newfound appreciation in the 20th century. He also worked as a sculptor and as an architect.

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Ignacio Zuloaga | Genre/Realist painter

Ignacio Zuloaga, in full Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta (born July 26, 1870, Eibar, near Bilbao, Spain-died Oct. 31, 1945, Madrid), Spanish genre and portrait painter noted for his theatrical paintings of figures from Spanish culture and folklore.
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ~ Post-Impressionist painter

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, in full Henri-Marie-Raymonde de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa   (born Nov. 24, 1864, Albi, France-died Sept. 9, 1901, Malromé), French artist who observed and documented with great psychological insight the personalities and facets of Parisian nightlife and the French world of entertainment in the 1890s. His use of free-flowing, expressive line, often becoming pure arabesque, resulted in highly rhythmical compositions (e.g., In the Circus Fernando: The Ringmaster, 1888). The extreme simplification in outline and movement and the use of large colour areas make his posters some of his most powerful works.

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Damiano Taurino 1949 ~ Figurative sculptor

Nasce a Galugnano, frazione del comune di San Donato di Lecce, la magnifica terra del Salento, ricca di tradizioni storiche millenarie risalenti alle antiche civiltà greca e messapica (1.000 a.c.). Questa terra, con il suo patrimonio storico-culturale, riesce ad inculcare nel giovane Damiano, la voglia segreta del modellare, la capacità di estrarre, da un pezzo di creta, immagini e figure incantevoli. All'età di 16 anni emigra in Svizzera, si stabilisce ad Horgen-Zurigo e trascorre un periodo dedicato alla formazione scolastica e professionale. Nel 1981 rientra in Italia e prende residenza a Cesena, dove tuttora vive e lavora. Qui si dedica, a tempo pieno, alla sua passione nativa, alla scultura e, in particolare, alla modellazione della creta. Il suo lavoro artistico non segue indirizzi prestabiliti perché è caratterizzato da una forte originalità, la quale si esprime non in forme astratte o impersonali, ma concrete e segnate da un realismo vivo, intenso. Nelle figure scolpite da Taurino l'osservatore riesce a cogliere movenze, atteggiamenti, posture che sanno comunicare il dinamismo della vita moderna, i sogni, le gioie e le speranze di cui l'animo umano è portatore.
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Antonietta Varallo | Plein air painter

Born in Talsamo (Taranto province, Southern Italy) and a livornese adoptee, Antonietta Varallo approaches painting when she was just fifteen. Varallo, for one year, attended at the Free Academy "Trossi-Uberti" directed by Voltolino Fontani, then the maestro Luciano Torsi has been her guide up to her artistic maturity after eighteen years of teaching.
On 1976 Varallo won the first prize "Chimera" held in the city of Arezzo (Tuscany).
Nowadays she’s still a honorary professor of the Academy of "Machiavello" in Florence as well as in the Academy "G. Marconi" in Bologna.

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Aram Nersisyan, 1958 | Figurative pastel painter

Aram Nersisyan is an Armenian pastel painter, known for working in the Figurative style.
Nersisyan was born in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.
Nersisyan studied at Armenian National University of Architecture and Construction.
Current Residence is Yerevan, Armenia.

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Brent Lynch ~ Fashion painter

A powerful landscape and figurative painter, Brent Lynch pursues the abstract quality of mood, light, color and composition. The mystery and energy of a landscape or the human form are hallmarks of his work. For over 25 years, Brent has enjoyed an influential and award-winning career in the arts. He was best known for his unique illustrations for event posters representing performance arts such as ballet, opera and theater as well as sporting events including the Olympic Games. Brent is a natural visual story teller. It is through his unique perspective that his personal handwriting shines. He is a highly respected painter and instructor that has received many international awards. His work is represented by galleries found in private and corporate collections both nationally and abroad.

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Mike Worrall 1942 ~ Surrealist painter

Born 1942 in Matlock Derbyshire, UK Mike Worrall is an British painter and designer, inspired by historical themes. I have been painting since the early 1960's and am almost entirely self taught. I still retain the basic technique and style developed in these early years. I am committed to exploring the subconscious and I like Paul Delvaux and Max Ernst amongst others. I've worked in the feature film industry as an Ideas Artist. I was told by Roman Polanski that a painting of mine he had, gave him the idea of making the film Macbeth. He based the second scene on the painting. I have works in the collections of Victor Lownes, Alan Price of the Animals, Roman Polanski, Nicholas Roeg, Vincent Ward, Alex Proyas and many others.
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Brenda Burke | Classical realist painter

Award-winning artist** with works in the collection of the British Royal Family and with notable collectors worldwide.
Internationally recognized as a brilliant and sensitive portrait painter, classically trained in Europe, Brenda Burke sees every aspect of life as a creative challenge.
Her collectors avidly wait for each new series she creates, as she applies the various skills of the old masters to create fresh and exciting contemporary masterpieces.

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Edward Pustovoitov /Эдуард Пустовойтов, 1964 | Fantasy | Surrealist painter

Edward Pustovoitov / Эдуард Пустовойтов was born in 1964 in Makeyevka, Ukraine. He gained the Designer’s qualification at Odessa Institute of theatrical and artistic studies. Irresistible desire of travelling once led Pustovoitov to come to Latvia and to join the Riga nautical college; after graduating he worked as a sailor at Latvian Shipping.

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Antonio Basoli ~ Pictorial Alphabet

Antonio Basoli (Castel Guelfo, 1774-1848) was an Italian painter, interior designer, scenic designer, and engraver, active mostly in Bologna. His first teacher was his father, Lelio Andrea Basoli. His education was motivated by an insatiable and constant interest in classic art, classic and contemporary literature, and the works, decorations and inscriptions of Piranesi. He often worked alongside his brothers, Francesco and Luigi Basoli. In 1803 till his death he became docent of ornamentation and the next year, professor at the Accademia delle Arti di Bologna until 1826. During his time at the Accademia he developed a close friendship with fellow pupils Domenico Corsini and Pelagio Palagi. He worked for a time in the studio of Petronio Fancelli.
In 1801-1803, he painted frescoes at a few sites in the Friuli, including casa Muratori in Triesti and a palace in Spilimbergo.

Pubblicato il 21/03/12 ed aggiornato il

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David Gray, 1970 | Classical Realist painter

David's Gray* signature style reveals a personal and contemporary expression of beauty and order which pays homage to the Classical Tradition in its craftsmanship. Collectors of David's work often relate that his painting provoke a sense of peace, stillness, or a contemplative mood.

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Jorge Ignacio Nazabal 1962 ~ Surrealist painter

I was born in Habana City, Cuba in november 27 of 1962. I was Graduated of Biologist in the Havana University in 1985 and worked 12 years as biologist in a cytogenetic Lab. In 1996 I began to study in the San Alejandro Academy of Arts of Havana and I was graduated in 2000. I left my work of Biologist in 1997. I have made several personal and collective exhibitions in Cuba and in others Countries too Mexico, Spain and Italy.
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Eva Antonini ~ Figurative sculptor

Eva Antonini was born in Rapperswil-Switzerland, the place of her childhood and adolescence. As a young girl, Eva reveals a natural proneness for molding clay, matter that later will be privileged in the creation of sculptures of medium and large dimensions.
From 1981-1985 she lives in Geneva, where she takes her first steps in the working world, following her diverse and complex education: language studies; singing, music and dance; a horizon of journeys, stays in England, Italy and United States with stops in the Middle and Far East. In l985 she moves to the Canton Ticino with the intention of refining her linguistic knowledge, particularly in italian and english.

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Brigitte Teman, 1969 | Figurative sculptor

Brigitte Teman was born in Châlons-en Champagne. From her studies in dental surgery she learned anatomy and the precision of movement. Her passion for art being stronger, she gave up dentistry and devoted herself entirely to sculpture.

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A.D. Cook 1961 ~ Fashion painter

I was born with a passion to create. I started drawing a very early age and I learned to paint with a variety of mediums while honing my skills throughout childhood. My family moved a lot from one end of the country to the other, and I often attended two or three different schools on any given year. Fortunately, pencils and paper where easy to pack.

A.D. Cook 1961 | American fashion painter
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Matthias Grünewald ~ Renaissance painter

Matthias Grünewald [1475-1528] whose real name was Mathis Gothart, called Nithart or Neithardt, was a major figure in a generation of great northern german Renaissance painters that also included Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Altdorfer.
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Paul Delaroche | Academic / history painter

French painter, sculptor and history painter, commonly known as Paul Hippolyte Delaroche (1797-1856), one of the leading pupils of Gros.
He achieved great popularity with his melodramatic history scenes, engravings of his work hanging in thousands of homes.

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Miguel Freitas ~ The naive memories

Miguel Freitas grew up in Lisbon, Portugal, later he moved to Toronto where he continued to study the fine arts exploring ways of expressing his creativity. His artistic diversity and ability to work with various media and styles has proven to be a great asset to his creative career. Starting out as a photographer, and then venturing into the design industry, his success as a designer and illustrator eventually led him to positions working as Art Director for companies both in Canada and Europe.

Although he enjoys design, he longed for new challenges and creative freedom and so he ventured on his own and now works from his home studio in the Toronto Beaches. Miguel’s unique technique and style has attracted much attention and created a following where his originals have become sought after by collectors and galleries throughout North America.

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Claudio Bravo Camus | Hyperrealist painter

Claudio Bravo 1936-2011 | Chilean hyperrealist painter

Claudio Bravo Camus (November 8, 1936 – June 4, 2011) was a Chilean hyperrealist painter. He was greatly influenced by Renaissance and Baroque artists, as well as Surrealist painters such as Salvador Dalí. He lived and worked in Tangier, Morocco, beginning in 1972. Bravo also lived in Chile, New York and Spain.
He was known mainly for his paintings of still lifes, portraits and packages, but he had also done drawings, lithographs, engraving and figural bronze sculptures.
Claudio Bravo Camus was born in Valparaíso, Chile. In 1945, he joined the Colegio San Ignacio in Santiago, Chile and studied art in the studio of Miguel Venegas Cifuentes in Santiago.

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Hoangnamphoto ~ Professional photographer

Photographs of a young Vietnamese photographer who’s artistic nickname is Hoangnamphoto are rather pleasurable. He adores nature, landscapes and his Vietnam. Thanks to his photos, we get to know this far away country, and the way that people live in it, but also we get to enjoy in the perfectly captured artistic side of it. Greatly talented and creative, Hoangnamphoto created numerous pieces filled with bright colors and movements, optimism and positive energy. Birds, sunsets, working people, beautiful landscapes and unusual sky colors are greatly designed compositions.
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